Sayings Archive

The following are the sayings and prayers that appear on the sidebar of the site:

 

Exercise/ Prayer/support of my Spiritual approach:

I recommend Mindfullness, living in the present and forgiveness. I encourage and invite you to read the short reflection of "I Am" and then move into the practice taken from Richard Rohr's daily meditation:
I was regretting the past and fearing the future. Suddenly my Lord was speaking.
"MY NAME IS I AM"
He paused. I waited. He continued,
"WHEN YOU LIVE INTHE PAST WITH ITS MISTAKES AND REGRETS, ITS HARD. I AM NOT THERE. MY NAME IS NOT I WAS."
WHEN YOU LIVE IN THE FUTURE, WITH ALL ITS PROBLEMS AND FEARS, ITS HARD. I AM NOT THERE. MY NAME IS NOT I WILL BE.
WHEN YOU LIVE IN THIS MOMENT IT IS NOT HARD. I AM HERE. MY NAME IS I AM."

 

This being human is a guest house, Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and attend them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
-Thirteenth-century Persian poet - Rumi

 

I am a hole in a flute that the Christ breath moves through – listen to the music   Hafiz

Silence reminds me to take my soul with me wherever I go.

Forgiveness is the abandon of a different past.

We are saved by standing consciously inside the forcefield that is Christ
Not by getting it right in our private selves.

The best criticism of the Bad is the practice of the Better.

Preach the good news at all times and only when necessary “use words”.

You’ve got to love like you’ve never been hurt
You’ve got to sing like there’s nobody listening
You’ve got to live like its heaven on earth.

Religion is lived by people who are afraid of hell. Spirituality is lived by people who have been through hell and come out enlightened.

Faith is not belief without proof
Trust without reservation.

A woman’s heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should have to seek Him first to find her.